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post #181 of 5024
Can someone recommend me a solid 2.1 system and a 5.1 system that I can run with a PC and consoles?

my price range is 400 USD max for 5.1 and 300 USD for 2.1
post #182 of 5024
Great list Simca!!

A quick question if you will, would I notice a big difference in the Ultrasone 550's over the Samson SR850's?

The only thing so far holding me back from the SR850's is that they're supposedly very uncomfortable.

I game a lot and listen to dubstep, rock, and trance.
Bass is very important to me.


What do you think? Shell out the extra hundred for the 550's? Or grab the 850's?

fyi: I'll be using an x-fi titanium HD without an amp.

Thank you
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post #183 of 5024
Anyone know of a similar list but for sound cards/usb dacs with linux support? I'm assuming 99% of the usb dac's won't, and some of the pci-e cards won't. I wanted to get the titanium HD in the recent bestbuy clearout until I saw that linux support wasn't there.
     
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post #184 of 5024
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Anyone know of a similar list but for sound cards/usb dacs with linux support? I'm assuming 99% of the usb dac's won't
What about this?
Its pricey though.
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post #185 of 5024
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Great list Simca!!

A quick question if you will, would I notice a big difference in the Ultrasone 550's over the Samson SR850's?

The only thing so far holding me back from the SR850's is that they're supposedly very uncomfortable.

I game a lot and listen to dubstep, rock, and trance.
Bass is very important to me.


What do you think? Shell out the extra hundred for the 550's? Or grab the 850's?

fyi: I'll be using an x-fi titanium HD without an amp.

Thank you
The 2 are in completely different leagues really. The 100 dollar price difference means a lot in audio. Still, yes there's a big enough difference to go for the Pro 550, but you ARE paying 100 dollars more. 3x the price. No there's not 3x the difference, but that's across the board as you go with audio. You'll have to pay more for smaller increments of benefit. Still, the benefit between the 2 is large enough to warrant stepping up.
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Originally Posted by stren View Post
Anyone know of a similar list but for sound cards/usb dacs with linux support? I'm assuming 99% of the usb dac's won't, and some of the pci-e cards won't. I wanted to get the titanium HD in the recent bestbuy clearout until I saw that linux support wasn't there.
From what I understand Linux should support USB Class 1 and the newer distros should even support class 2 USB so theoretically almost all USB DACs should work with Linux.

That said, check out this thread, might be able to help you further.
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post #186 of 5024
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The 2 are in completely different leagues really. The 100 dollar price difference means a lot in audio. Still, yes there's a big enough difference to go for the Pro 550, but you ARE paying 100 dollars more. 3x the price. No there's not 3x the difference, but that's across the board as you go with audio. You'll have to pay more for smaller increments of benefit. Still, the benefit between the 2 is large enough to warrant stepping up.
I'll save up for the 550's.

Thank you much!
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post #187 of 5024
im looking to spend 40 bucks on my first headphones ever im looking to get good gaming ones, something that i will hear CLEAR sounds, battlefield 3 had some oft he most amazing sound effects and i want crips not just loud boom boom. i also listen to techno and dubstep tho so maybe something that can handle a bass i saw a lot of good headsets but confused as to which one. all the ones with a mic are also super expensive but naything that has a mic to voice cha would be a super plus. also whats the concensus on this

http://item.ebay.com/260872210235/?ableplanetdeal
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post #188 of 5024
Did you at all read this thread?

Re read it if you did.

Read it if you didn't.
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post #189 of 5024
yea i went back and re read, its just there wasnt a choice for headphones with a mic for 40 bucks. do you recommend just buying a separate mic and a quality headphone i think the m50's where the price range recommandation. also i posted a link to ask what do you think of those able planet ones -__-

these are usually 120 but there is an offer for 60 bucks off do you think its worth it
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16826106250
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post #190 of 5024
...okay well, the reason why there are no recommendations for headsets with mics attached at 40 dollars is because they all suck.

All of them suck. It's just the way it is. Avoid all USB headsets as these are the lowest quality headsets you can find. Also, just because the headset isn't USB doesn't make it any less sucky. Typically the headphones are super jacked up in price just to include a mic because they know gamers will buy it for the convenience or cool factor. The quality will be significantly under what you can afford for the same price if you were to have just gone with headphones+ separate mic.

The M50s are 106-160 dollars. They're horrible for gaming. They're for bassy music and not at all worth 160 dollars.

For 40 dollars you want to buy the Samson RH600s/Samson SR850s/JVC Rx700s/Superflux 668B, something along those lines.

Then add a clip on mic. 10 bucks. Zalman.
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